Blooper to beat bloopers

IN Media Watch Briefs | 28/03/2018

This is hilarious, even by Doordarshan's goofy standards. The Hindu reports that DD  used the Australian government's MyGov website logo instead of the Indian one when it broadcast PM Modi's Mann ki Baat programme on Sunday. The paper quotes an official saying, “It was hardly there for 45 seconds, no one noticed it and since then it has been deleted. It was purely a human error.”                

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The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar. They also vandalised an exhibition organised by Mathrubhumi books in Kochi in protest. They found portions of a dialogue between two characters in the novel objectionable. The Mathrubhumi Weekly editor tweeted that literature was being mob lynched.                                

ET reports that the Congress party will  have a hyperlocal social media strategy for the forthcoming state elections. It says the Congress social media cell has "identified block level social media warriors" who will give feedback on community level issues to the party's social media  war room. Such as which local temples  with a particular caste following the Congress state unit chief should visit, or in which areas farm loan waiver schemes are going badly, giving the Congress an issue to raise.                    
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